Vienna to Prague Cycle Picture 1
Vienna to Prague Cycle Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: April - September

Max alt:  645m

Dist:  351km

Min age:  18

Duration:  5

Vienna to Prague Bike Challenge

Bike Adventure

Join us as we head to the wild new frontier of Cycling! The fringe of Eastern Europe that is opening up to cycle tourism. Experience the iconic cities of Prague and Vienna, but also so much more as we ride beside the mighty Danube, and explore old world Bohemian towns and villages. This ride blends exploration and fantastic riding into one perfect package!


We’ll greet you at Vienna Airport and transfer you to one of our favourite Viennese hotels to set up the bikes before dining out in a recommended restaurant. The next three days will provide you with a fantastic variety of riding, views and culture. From Vienna we cycle north to warm up on a few hills and aim for the border into the Czech Republic. On the second ride day, we’ll cycle out of Znojmo and pass through pretty, traditional towns, pristine lakes and conifer-lined roads.

Our last ride day will take us north, winding through traditional Czech towns to the Vltava river, which once followed, will lead us into Prague for a finish photo at the impressive King Charles’ Bridge and a celebratory night out in the capital city.




Ride Day 1 – Friday 2nd June: Vienna – Znojmo

On the first ride day, we will ride out of Vienna and aim for Stockerau for a coffee stop. After a few hills, we’ll reach Hollabrunn in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll cross the border into the Czech Republic and finish the day in Znojmo.


Approx. 122km / 950m+

Ride Day 2 – Saturday 3rd June: Znojmo – Tabor

On the second ride day, we’ll cycle out of Znojmo in a north-easterly direction along pristine roads over rolling hills. A highlight of the day is our afternoon coffee stop in Jindrichuv Hradec, set next to a lake amongst pastel-coloured buildings. We’ll finish the day in Tabor for a tasteful dinner and relaxed accommodation.


Approx. 134km / 1440m+ 

Ride Day 3 – Sunday 4th June: Tabor – Prague

Our last ride day will take us north, winding through traditional Czech towns to the Vltava river, which once followed, will lead us into Prague for a finish photo at the impressive King Charles’ Bridge and a celebratory night out in the capital city.


Approx. 120km / 750m+

Day 4: Time to explore Prague and return flights to UK 

*Transfer to airport if booked onto recommended flight


Route Map


4 Nights Accommodation is included in your event. Beginning in Vienna, we will be in simple hotels throughout the event (including breakfasts). The standard of accommodation will fluctuate throughout the trip according to availability - but is designed to be clean, conmfortable and good quality - and will enable us to get a good night's sleep - and continue with the challenge. You will be sharing in twins or triples. If you require a single room then please request this at time of booking (a supplement of £100 will be payable).  


What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)


Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website ( for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.


Included In Trip


Pre-event planning and communications
Inbound Vienna airport transfer (based on recommended flight times)
4 nights of hotel accommodation (Twin-share, breakfast included)
Support Vehicle & Driver
Ride Leaders x 2
Ride snacks (Bananas and cereal bars)
Prague return airport transfer (based on recommended flight times)



Excluded From Trip


Single Room Supplement (estimate £360)
Bike Hire (local Vienna hire)
Lunches (picnic style or café set menu)
Dinners (set menu)
Extra night in Prague
Bike transfer (UK – Vienna)



Equipment Required

Kit lists specific to your trip dates and location will be issued upon enquiry...below is our guide advice to give an idea of what you should bring on a multi--day ride in Europe

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike (with puncture resistant tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
2 X Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf, Inner Tubes*, Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Day Bag for support vehicle, Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike Lights (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Saddle Bag (recommended - can be used to carry asterisk* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*, Spare parts for your bike (specialist parts and spokes), Pump (suitable for your valve type)

Helmet (compulsory)
Personal Medikit  Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant


Warm Clothing Medium Weight Softshell, Long sleeve Jersey / insulating layer Lightweight Gloves.

Cycle  Clothing
Padded Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts, or Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (wicking type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes or sturdy traners suitable), 

Spare Shoes/Sandals for after ride

Casual Evening Wear - tracksuits, jeans, T shirts, fleece ...

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in

Travel Documents, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency, Mobile Phone, chargers, EU plug adaptor, Sunglasses
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Travel insurance (not included), Passport

Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip. It is advisable to check that your travel insurance covers the value of any expensive items of kit that you chose to bring along with you. 

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure


Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.



We should catch the best of the summer on this ride - and have warm and sunny weather. Be prepared for hot and sunny conditions - you should protect against the sun with long sleeves available and plenty of cream. Equally however, we could get unlucky! So pack rain jackets and warmer clothes too! Just in case….


Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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